Every manufactured car has seat belts installed for the safety of the person driving the vehicle, as well as the passengers. If you, or any passenger you have in your car, do not wear a seatbelt, you can be fined for it1. This applies to not only the driver but also the co- passengers. Further, every child below the age of 14 years must use a seat belt or a child-restraint system2.
If you violate these provisions, you will be punished with a fine of at least Rs. 1,0003. The applicable fine amount might vary across states.
Given below are the fine amounts for two states:
Fine Amount (In INR)
- Section 194B(1), The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
- Section 194B(2), The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
- Section 194B(1)(2), The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.